6. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

1 Jesu, joy of man's desiring,
Holy wisdom love most bright,
Drawn by Thee our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light.
Word of God, our flesh that fashioned
with the fire of life impassioned.
Striving still to truth unknown,
Soaring, dying round Thy throne.

2 Through the way where hope is guiding,
Hark what peaceful music rings
Where the flock in Thee confiding
Drink of joy from deathless springs.
Theirs is beauty’s fairest pleasure,
Theirs is wisdom’s holiest treasures.
Thou dost even lead Thine own
In the love of joys unknown.


Text Information
First Line: Jesu, joy of man's desiring
Title: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Author: Martin Janus
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Choir Selections; Worship and Adoration
Tune Information
Name: [Jesu, joy of man's desiring]
Composer: Johann Schop
Arranger: J. S. Bach
Harmonizer: J. S. Bach
Key: F Major or modal

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